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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:02 PM

Sen. Daniel Inouye's body to lie in state in Capitol

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/273633-inouye-to-lie-in-state-in-capitol-rotunda

Inouye's body to lie in state in Capitol
By Vicki Needham - 12/18/12 07:36 PM ET


Sen. Daniel Inouye's (D-Hawaii) body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday.

The 88-year-old chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Medal of Honor recipient died on Monday of respiratory complications.

Inouye's body is expected to arrive the Capitol around 10 a.m. and remain in the Rotunda until 8 p.m. or longer if needed.

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Inouye, who had served in the Senate since 1963, will be the first dignitary to lie in state since President Gerald Ford lay in state nearly six years ago on Dec. 26, 2006.

He is the first senator since Claude Pepper, who died in 1989, to lie in state.


The casket of the senior senator from Hawaii will lay on the catafalque, a wooden platform hastily constructed for Abraham Lincoln, which has supported all of those who have lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:09 PM

1. An honor well deserved.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:28 PM

2. MOH winner, Senator, Statesman...

A state funeral for such a guy is warranted.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:15 PM

3. Agreed! And

, Cooley. Merry Christmas to you, my friend!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:19 PM

4. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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